Last edited 13 May 2021

Conservation articles and news

IHBC Annual School: Historic Places - People Places: 18 June 2021

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IHBC’s 2021 virtual conference examines how we can best change and sustain places for the benefit of people, led by expert practitioners boasting international, national and local profiles and experiences.


Ulster Canal to be Restored and Reopened in Border Region

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A section of the Ulster Canal, a disused canal in the border region of Monaghan and Fermanagh, will be restored and reopened as a public amenity more than 90 years after it was abandoned.


Remains of ‘high-status’ Roman villa and bath-house found in Scarborough

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One of the most stunning Roman finds ever unearthed in Britain has been discovered on the site of a new housing development in a village near Scarborough.


IHBC’s newest Context: Tackling ‘Urban Design’

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The latest issue (no.167) of the IHBC’s membership journal Context is now out, boasting a tight focus on Urban Design, with a distinctly international take.


Europa Nostra announce Europe’s 7 Most Endangered Heritage sites 2021

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Europa Nostra has announced the list together with its partner, the European Investment Bank Institute.


Virtual Bradford will ‘clone’ the city to create navigable online world

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Work is underway on an ambitious project to virtually ‘clone’ Bradford city centre, as a ‘Digital twin’ will open the door to a 3D world with virtually endless possibilities.


Canal River Trust secures funding to create waterway roles for young people

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The support will create dozens of opportunities in heritage repair and construction and waterways management, funded by the Department for Work and Pensions.


2021 Building Conservation Directory published

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The 2021 edition of the Building Conservation Directory, also available online, has been published. Find skilled trades specialising in work to historic and traditional buildings.


BT dials up ‘Adopt a Kiosk’ scheme

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BT has revealed that almost 4,000 of its iconic red phone boxes across the UK are available for local communities to adopt for just £1.


Watch IHBC’s webinar on ‘Retrofit of Traditional Buildings’

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On 26 March the IHBC, led by Prof. John Edwards, hosted a free one-hour CPD webinar ‘Introduction to Building Survey for Retrofit’ for sector professionals.

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